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Saab 9-5, Sedan
#1882 of 2237 Re: SAAB 2001 - New Buyer [j umberger]
Apr 22, 2005 (1:53 pm)
I understand the difference between wholesale and retail, and why you cannot expect to trade a car for the same price as you see listed in the classifieds. However, there is typically a relationship between the two numbers, and I doubt if the retail markup is >50% (my logic: I see listings for cars in lower 20s retail (mostly posted by local dealers), probably selling for near 20 (give or take)... so guessing if a dealer is willing to sell near 20, then wholesale is near 15... but this is all speculation... I'm in sales, but not car sales).
I guess Saabs are cheaper in So CA... not too much of a surprise since front-wheel drive is probably seen as a disadvantage in this market segment since it never snows and rarely rains. Since I live "up north" (Chicago with frequent trips to Wisconsin and Michigan), I'd rather not have a rear wheel drive car.
#1883 of 2237 Re: 60k+ miles [rwouell]
Apr 22, 2005 (1:56 pm)
The conventional wisdom is that with proper maintenance, a 9-5 will run a long, long time. Check out www.saabnet.com. There are a lot of folks over there with high mileage 9-5s that can help you if you have problems and/or warn you of the common major service items.
Also remember that when you look at any car forums or bulletin board, you will see many problems. This is usually the purpose of a forum, to discuss problems. People without problems usually do not post. It is rare to see a post like "50K troublefree miles!!!" (it's not because this doesn't happen, but rather most people have better things to do than post their non-events to a forum).
#1884 of 2237 Transmission
Apr 24, 2005 (9:50 pm)
I have a '99 9-5 linear. Whenver i'm driving around 2,000rpm, i get this loud moaning noise from the car. Once i pass that rpm area, it sounds like the original engine roar. I took it to the mechanic and he claims its something loose in the transmission? Is it possible that it only rattles are 2,000 rpm? I also don't like how the stick on the 9-5 is it wobbly and loose compared to the one on my '86 900. Does anyone else have these issues?
#1885 of 2237 Re: Pic of new 2008 9-5 [aeronaut]
May 03, 2005 (12:42 pm)
Looks like a cross between my Malibu Maxx and the new Caddy...
#1886 of 2237 Saab 95 2001
May 06, 2005 (6:04 am)
I have nothing but problems with this car from day 1.. Today it is a cassette which will cost me about $600.00.. Two months after I purchased it needed major work. Something always going wrong. I have a 1997 Saab which runs much bettor..
#1887 of 2237 Re: DI Cassette failure [duhey2]
May 06, 2005 (6:06 am)
I have to have my cassette replaced in my Saab 95 2001 today for about $600.00! I have had nothing but problems with this car.
#1888 of 2237 dealer seems to be clueless
May 06, 2005 (12:59 pm)
Leased my 2004 95 Aero on December 31, 2003. The right speaker grill on the top of the dashboard separated from the housing when I drove off the dealer's parking lot. At the 30 days adjustment service a new speaker grill was ordered and installed. The grill popped off of the housing again after a week. Took it to the dealer again (after a while). This time the dealer replaced the speaker grill and the panel adjacent to it (running along the base of the windshield). The speaker grill popps up again after a day. My opinion is that the whole right side of the dashboard is not perfectly alignied and causing the speaker housing to tilt and the grill to pop. If I let the dealer disassembe the dashboard, there is no way they are putting it back together without introducing new problems. Should I just pour some glue into the speaker housing and have the speaker grill attached permanently to the housing? I know this is a nonsense, but the car still smells new and I want it to look sharp. Mechanically the car is very solid, vault like feel yet feels light on its feet and is a thrill to drive. I shopped for a long time, tried S60, A4, C320, E320, 325i and 525i. All are very nice cars. But considering performance, safety, cabin and trunk room, price the 95 Aero won with confidence.
#1889 of 2237 280HP 95 Aero with 330 ftlb torque, serial model
May 06, 2005 (1:24 pm)
Not available in the US. I found this super-sweet hot rod on the Swiss Saab web site. Follow this link http://www.saab.ch/main/CH/de/index.html , then select "Saab Performance", then "weiter" (or "skip", then "weiter"). 18" wheels and three very nice aluminum pedals. We won't be seeing this one offered as a "previously enjoyed" discounted version in the US. Bummer.
#1890 of 2237 Re: DI Cassette failure [duhey2]
May 10, 2005 (8:27 am)
My wife's 2001 Saab 9-5 Wagon with only 40k miles just had to have the DI replaced (today as a matter of fact). The warranty expired only 1/12 months ago to boot.
This seems wrong that a critical component of the car fails after just 40k miles.
#1891 of 2237 Re: Bad luck with '99 9-5 SE [blafusel]
May 11, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I also own a 1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0 V6. At 60,000 miles the timing belt was replaced by my local dealership. Now, at 81,000 miles, the belt tensioner failed and caused major damage to the engine. The dealership did not inform me about the risks not replacing the tensioner. I am now faced with repair costs. This seems to be a growing problem.
Does anybody have any tips on how to approach Saab? If so, please let me know!